Indianapolis GP, Repsol Honda Team Preview
The iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will be this weekend the scene of the twelfth round of the Motorcycling World Championship. The centenarian American track will held for the fourth time a Grand Prix of the World Championship where Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, in MotoGP, and Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez, in Moto2, arrive with the highest aspirations both for the race and for their overall standings positions.
Casey Stoner, who returns to the United States with good feelings after winning last month at Laguna Seca and get yet another victory at the Czech Republic, will try to keep increasing his lead. The Repsol rider leads MotoGP overall standings with an advantage of 32 points over his closest rival, Jorge Lorenzo. After finishing out of the podium in the three previous editions of the Indianapolis Grand Prix, Stoner will try to achieve a good result to reach his tenth consecutive podium of this season.
A place on the podium will also be the target for his team mates at the Repsol Honda Team, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso. The Indianapolis track brings good memories to the Spanish rider after his triumph last year. Starting from the fifth place of the grid, Pedrosa was able to improve and sign an excellent result, also setting the fastest lap of the track. Andrea Dovizioso will arrive to the United States with another podium to his name Ã¢â‚¬â€Czech RepublicÃ¢â‚¬â€, strengthening his third position in the classification and with the aim to get his first win of the year.
“In the past seasons the track at Indy has been extremely bumpy and also slightly dangerous so I’m looking forward to going there and riding the new surface. It will also be nice to ride the Honda there, as it took a lot of work to get the set up right on the Ducati at such a peculiar circuit.
I’ve only ridden the circuit in 2008 and 2010 and we were pretty competitive there last year, but then I lost the front in the race, so it will be good to get there, test the new surface and get to work on the set up on my RC212V”.